Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Leeds Centre for Democratisation Studies Seminar Series:Popular Protest and Representative Democracy

26 January 2012 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Seminar

EC Stoner Building, Seminar Room 9.90

Leeds Centre for Democratisation Studies presents this year's seminar series: Democracy and Popular Protest.

A series of talks and open discussions on the significance of political protest for democracy today. These meetings are open to all.

This meeting will consist of a talk (followed by questions and discussion) by

  • Professor David Beetham (Emeritus, University of Leeds)  on

    ‘Popular Protest and Representative Democracy’

David will aim to answer the following three questions:

  1. What conception of the representative process would give due weight to popular protest in its deliberations and decisions?
  2. Should some types of protest be given greater weight than others, and by what criteria should we assess these?
  3. Should popular protest be seen as a failure if it fails to change parliamentary or government decisions?

David Beetham is professor emeritus, University of Leeds, and associate director, Democratic Audit. His latest publication is Unelected Oligarchy: Corporate and Financial Dominance in Britain's Democracy, available free at www.democraticaudit.com.

    Location Details

    EC Stoner Building, Seminar Room 9.90

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